This summer, BMO Harris Bank employees joined over 1 million Chicagoans at the 44th annual Fiesta del Sol in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood. Held annually since 1972, the four day, family-friendly event is the largest Latino festival in the Midwest. The event is organized by the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council to fundraise for local organizations and schools, provide scholarships to local youth and promote the Pilsen community.
The Fiesta del Sol Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship Program has celebrated nearly 20 years of awarding scholarships to students from the Southwest side of the city and beyond. Fiesta del Sol brings live entertainment, great food, a soccer tournament, activities for children, art exhibits and workshops, performing arts, carnival rides, and free resources on health and housing.
BMO Harris was the main sponsor for the Housing Resource Pavilion at the festival for the second consecutive year. The bank hosted several government and nonprofit agencies to help provide additional resources to festival attendees specific to low-income housing and homeless prevention, housing discrimination, first-time homebuyer information, free housing counseling services and free legal services.
Congratulations BMO Financial Corp.!